Chris Eckersley is an artist and designer who makes sculpture, objects and furniture. His interest is in making well-crafted and carefully considered pieces which are designed to last.
Chris was born and brought up in Birmingham - in those days a hive of small industries known as the ‘Workshop of the World’ - and so inherited the Brummie attitude that it’s perfectly feasible to get a small workshop and make things by hand. One-off commissions for individual pieces are welcomed.
Chris is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, a former Visiting Tutor at Central Saint Martins College, and an External Examiner on the Spatial Design course at the University of Hertfordshire.
In 2010 Chris Eckersley set up the ‘Bodging Milano’ project, whereby nine designer-makers rediscovered the ancient art of ‘bodging’ (greenwood chair-making) in the ash woods of Herefordshire - and then took the results to the Milan Furniture Fair.
**Chris is working on some exciting projects and we hope to have some of his work with us again in the future. If you’d like to contact Chris about a commission please use the form below and we'll pass on your message.
Commissioning a piece of work is really exciting – it is a chance to have something made especially for you and an opportunity to really engage in the creative process.
Perhaps you need accessories to go with a particular outfit or a piece of furniture to fit a specific space in your home. We can work with you to design something truly unique. You’ll be able to discuss your ideas, likes and dislikes with the Maker and together create a piece of craft, handmade for you.
This is just a first step, so don't worry, there’ll be plenty of chances to discuss details before finalising a commission.